Russia is trying to break European unity, the President said. In 2019 in Ukraine and number of European countries will undergo presidential and parliamentary elections, who will try to interfere with Russia.
The head of the Ukrainian state Petro Poroshenko wrote on his page in Facebook.
“Next year we, the Ukraine, and many of our partners are expecting an important election that will determine the pace and quality of our development and cooperation in the medium term. And in Kiev, and in Brussels and Washington, and in the vast majority of Western capitals, there is no doubt about the Kremlin’s large-scale interventions in the electoral processes to break down the threat for the aggressor European unity and solidarity with Ukraine, to split the transatlantic Alliance and support for populist, nationalist and eurosceptic political forces,” writes the President.
He reminded that Ukraine agreed with the EU leaders and the U.S. to closely coordinate our efforts and communicate at all levels.
“I instruct the national security Council and defense of Ukraine to provide for separate meeting on combating interference in elections”, – said Poroshenko.
According to him, Kiev should be ready in common with our international partners front to deal with hybrid challenges of the free democratic will of our citizens.